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Big Data at the NSA

by Angela Guess Alex Williams of TechCrunch reports, “The National Security Agency (NSA) cloud is about big data and creating unicorns. And it all started when some geeks stole two servers. It makes no sense, according to conventional thinking, but these are unconventional times, and the cloud that NSA built had to be thought through…

Catalyst Partners With Discover Tape to Strengthen Its Enterprise Offering

by Angela Guess A new release out of the company reports, “Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based document repositories for international e-discovery and complex legal matters, announced today a strategic alliance with Austin based Discover Tape Services, LLC. Discover Tape provides backup restoration technology and consulting services to manage and transform email,…

Data Shape Matters, Not Just Size

by Angela Guess Amir Halfon of Finextra recently wrote, “Data is at the center of most challenges facing our industry today, with business drivers such as new regulations, aggregated risk management, and deep customer insight all having critical data management implications. The term Big Data has become a common way to describe this, and while…

Switching to the Cloud: Start With What You Have

by Angela Guess John Rhoton of ZDNet reports, “Last week I had a typical conversation with a very successful IT executive. I had just presented benefits of a cloud computing solution, and he was excited about it, but explained he wouldn’t be able to start for a couple of years. He had just signed a…

Actionable Answers to Big Data Questions

by Angela Guess Jack R. Miles of the Huffington Post recently wrote, “Two key questions surrounding big data have taken center-stage in data-based discussions. The questions are: How do we manage numerous data streams? How do we maximize their value to a business? At the recent Market Research Live conference, research and insight professionals met…

Blending the Doctor’s Office with Information Technology

by Angela Guess Ki Mae Heussner of GigaOM recently shared the story of MDRevolution, an experiment in combining doctor’s offices with data technology. Heussner writes, “I was at MDRevolution’s La Jolla, Calif., office about a month ago, sitting in on a consultation as a patient huffed away on a treadmill… I felt like I was in a…

Is “Lean Data” a Better Approach for Your Business?

by Angela Guess Matti Keltanen of The Guardian reports, “Big data is one of today’s hottest topics. We’re told big data is “the new oil” and that it will lead to a distinct and measurable competitive advantage. Over time, they say, enough big data could even make the scientific method obsolete. These predictions suggest a…

How to Destroy Data

by Angela Guess Karen Kroll of Compliance Week recently wrote, “Much of the emphasis on effective data management focuses (and understandably so) on processes that control the creation, transmission, and storage of data. There is, however, the equally pressing concern of effective data destruction. Records that no longer are useful, and that the organization isn’t legally…

New Report: How NoSQL Solutions Handle Failure Conditions

by Angela Guess Thumbtack Technology has released a new report on NoSQL databases: “In conjunction with the report published a few months ago entitled Ultra-High Performance NoSQL Benchmarking: Analyzing Durability and Performance Tradeoffs Thumbtack’s latest study focuses on how NoSQL databases perform during hardware failures. The new report, entitled NoSQL Failover Characteristics: Aerospike, Cassandra, Couchbase,…